Pyongyang Town/ Song Of The Week

This week it’s Pyongyang Town from the 2017 release Random Acts Of Commandment by Albany Park Wirephoto. APW is my side project started with my writing partner and wife, Kathleen White. Sadly KT is no longer with us physically but her spirit lives on in the work. This particular song is an ode to Dennis Rodman.

I’m going down to Pyongyang Town The devil may care But I can’t say why I’m going down To Pyongyang Town I’m going down To Pyongyang Town The little man called for a Soju toast So I packed my rings and a wedding gown Cuz I’m going down To Pyongyang Town I’m going down From Chicago off the ground Called up the Chief but he never calls me back No, No But a player’s gotta play and the man he pays in cash It’s my backboard to crash You can’t cry foul if you’ve never been hacked Oh no And it ain’t your party and it ain’t your crown I’m going down To Pyongyang Town I’m going down yeah From Chicago off the ground I’m going down To Pyongyang Town

Words and Music written by Marc Teamaker and Kathleen White Copyright 2017

http://www.albanyparkwirephoto.bandcamp.com

One Little Spark/ Song of the Week

Check out One Little Spark from the new album Leaf Day Boys

Oh my sister said
I can’t make any sense of it

One little spark now
And they’re burning the house down

Turning like dogs
On command
By the junk show darling
Talking heads

One little bark now
And the copy cats cry
And we all start

Trading in lies for the truth in disguise
Is no truth at all
It’s no surprise
How we’ve come to despise
The excuse to fall in line

Get up, mother said
Before you come down
You’ll have made your bed

One little spark now
And they’re burning the town down
Turning to

Trading in lies for the truth in disguise
Is no truth at all
It’s no surprise
How we’ve come to despise
The excuse to fall in line

And there’s no looking back
Over your shoulder
To the playground
In the swing of the drummer’s sound
How freely you danced around

Trading in lies for the truth in disguise
Is no truth at all
It’s no surprise
How we’ve come to despise
The excuse to fall in line

Repeat

Words and Music by Marc Teamaker ©2021

Leaf Day Boys/CD

Leaf Day Boys is now available on compact disc here in our shop… and at Bandcamp

This record was written and recorded from March 2020 to September 21. It features the solid but playful drumming of Jared Nixon and the amazing soulful vocals of Ann Gulian. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I wanted.

Leaf Day Boys is a document of what was going on in my head for a year and a half. Reflections on the past, present and future. Songs of love, politics, and remembrance. I hope you explore it and I hope you dig it.

MT

Song Of The Week/ Ocean Bound

Here’s one for the inevitable eventuality that the cold climate daily hustler…and thay he or she will desire this destination… whether it is a possible reality or a stoned cold dream.

It features CJ Masters on a very sweet pedal steel guitar. Beautiful harmony by
Gina De Siena. And playful drums from Ray Herrmann.

Ocean Bound

Everybody’s ocean bound
Sea salt healing wounds all around
I think it’s time you come on down

Because when it’s such a struggle
Just to get out of bed
And get your head into the day
I think you’ve had enough
Of telephones and heartaches
From no cold call takers

Everybody tries so hard
Everybody takes it on the chin so much
I think it’s time you duck the punch

Because when it’s such a struggle
Just turning the key
And get your feet out of the door
I think you’ve had enough
Of sandwich boards and handouts
To no sidewalk takers
Everybody’s Ocean Bound

Now when you walk out in the water
You know it could go either way

And when it’s such a struggle
Just to get out of bed
And get your head into the day
I think you’ve had enough
Of telephones and heartaches
From no cold call takers

Everybody’s ocean bound
Everybody’s ocean bound
Everybody’s ocean bound
Everybody’s ocean bound

Words and Music by Marc Teamaker

©2000 Marc Teamaker all rights reserved

Song Of The Week

As For The Time

I get in and I get out
I doubt if you would even
had noticed
I take little bits from
You’re really not aware of
what I’ve stolen

Except for the time
And how it wears you down

All the years you played it safe
With something that you
could fall back on
A bed of roses feels like nails
When you fail to realize
all that is gone

Except for the time
And how it wears you down
The things you regret
The things you might have done
The things you could have done

It may be dark but it’s not late enough
for you to go to sleep on every dream
So go ahead and shine a light
Right on the spot where you wish to be

And as for the time
And how it’s ticking down
There’s nothing you can do
It gets taken from you
As for the time
And how it wears you down
The things you regret
The things you might have done
The things you could have done

I get in and I get out
I doubt if you would even
had noticed

Words and Music by Marc Teamaker
©2003 Marc Teamaker/Oolong Songs
all rights reserved

Leaf Day Boys Is Here!

Leaf Day Boys

There was a lot of time to be distracted. A lot of time to be manipulated. But also a lot of time to be inspired, if you chose to be.

Music is the great balm. A constant. It is what fueled me then and what still fuels me now. My muse remains. And though she is no longer of this earth, she will always occupy my soul. My heart.

As Victor Hugo said, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” I will go along with that. And so is the music.

This record was written and recorded from March 2020 to September 21. It features the solid but playful drumming of Jared Nixon… and the amazing soulful vocals of Ann Gulian. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I wanted to.

Leaf Day Boys is a document of what was going on in my head for a year and a half. Reflections on the past, present and future. Songs of love and remembrance…internal and external affairs.

I hope you explore it and I hope you dig it.

MT

Check it out here.

http://www.marcteamaker.bandcamp.com
https://instagram.com/marcteamaker
https://twitter.com/@TeamakerMarc